Emmie West Henderson was born August 24, 1950, the oldest of 8 children born to the union of Katie B. West and Willie Henderson.
Emmie was educated in the Nashville Public School Systems, graduating from Meigs High School. She accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized at Cowan Street Baptist Church in Nashville, Tennessee. In her later years, Emmie became a faithful member at First Baptist Rock City, now known as First Baptist Church South Inglewood, under the leadership of Pastor T.E. Sweeney.
Emmie was a member of the Mass Choir, she was an advisor of the Bold Praizers, and a member of the Evangelistic Ministry. During her lifetime Emmie served using her God given Angelic Voice and her musical gifts to honor and praise the Lord.
Emmie loved to cook, she was a hard worker and took pride in everything she did.
Emmie was preceded in death by her sister Willie Covington
Her memories will forever be cherished by her children, Thomas Gooch, Tracy Gooch, Melissa Gooch and Corey (Barbara) Gooch, sisters, Vickie West, Delsie Palmer, Georgia Marie (Mike) Wellington, brothers, Joseph Henderson, Thomas West, and Richard West, and a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, devoted great grandchild, Que, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Dear to her heart were Rev. Stephen Jones, Renee Sweeney, Therese Shelton, Latrice Massey, and Kevin Davis.
Viewing Monday, June 20, 2022, 12-4 at funeral home. Visitation Tuesday, June 21, 2022, 11-12 with funeral to follow at First Baptist Church South Inglewood. Burial in Greenwood Cemetery North.